16 de abril de 2020


Yes! I just passed 1,000 observations. I found a handful of old photos from a field biology class way back in 2016, so I decided to upload them to iNat. Pretty fitting that observation #1000 was a California poppy (Eschscholzia californica) considering my West Coast origin. The 15 or so observations I added probably doubled my existing observations from Oregon, where I've spent 20 years of my life. You'd think I would have more representation from my home state, let alone my home country. But alas, I only got into iNat after I moved to Central America. Now if only I could get the photos off of my old, broken phone... Oh boy, I can't wait to go back to the states and see my temperate taxa flourish. Who knows when that will be, because of this damned quarantine.

Speaking of quarantine, I'm finding it hard to stay on top of submitting novel observations. That is, taking nice photos of species without solid image references, or documenting taxa I haven't observed before. Plus, I'm finding myself with an increased desire to post ornamental plants, which is usually a big "no-no" in my eyes on this platform. Admittedly, I've added a few street trees on occasion. But it's only for the phenology info, ya know?

I don't think anybody is going to read this journal post, because who reads journal posts on iNaturalist? But if somebody is reading this, hello I hope you're doing fine. It's just nice to put down my iNat excitement somewhere so I don't have to annoy my roommate, Yuval. Might delete later, who knows.


Publicado el abril 16, 2020 02:50 MAÑANA por rileyfortierii rileyfortierii | 9 comentarios | Deja un comentario